Nothing To Lose

9 Apr

Nothing to lose…

At the end of the Civil War, the Southern Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was being pursued by the Union general, Ulysses S. Grant. Lee told his associate he could not surrender his country, meaning the Confederacy. The associate replied, “There is no country, sir. There has been no country for the last two years.”

In other words, the Confederacy was, for all intents and purposes, non-existent. If Lee had only realized that it didn’t exist, he wouldn’t have wasted so much effort fighting a fruitless battle. If Lee had only realized he had nothing to fight about and nothing to lose, there would have been peace much sooner, and Lee would have been a much happier man.

It’s the same with us. So many of the battles, conflicts, anxieties, fears, and problems happen because we still think we have something to lose. But in God, our old life is over. So don’t be like Robert E. Lee, fighting, striving, and worrying about something that no longer exists. Your old life is over. That country no longer exists. Now live free and blessed!

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

Don’t keep worrying about something that no longer exists. Unchain yourself from the past. Be free in the Lord and be blessed.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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